Medical Q&As

Chest pain and fainting?

I got a tight pain in my chest. I then got dizzy and fainted. When I came around I was white and covered in sweat. What happened? Iím male aged 29.

There are several possible explanations for the scenario you have described but the bottom line is that you need to be medically assessed. Had you not experienced chest pain before the event I would have considered this to be a simple faint or a possible episode of hyperventilation. Your age is a reassuring factor and makes it less likely that you have experienced a significant event however it is not possible to proceed beyond this cautious minimalist advice. You need to pay a visit to your GP.